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A New “Hey Arnold” Movie Is In The Works

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Attention fans of 90’s Nickelodeon, there is reportedly a brand new “Hey Arnold” movie in the works!

EW has confirmed that a Hey Arnold! television movie is in development at Nickelodeon, though there currently is no announced air date. As Variety first reported, the TV movie will explore some of the series’ unresolved plotlines, including just where exactly Arnold’s parents are. (Arnold lived with his grandparents Phil and Gertrude, in the series, who gave their grandson the coolest attic bedroom a kid could ask for.)

Hey Arnold! first ran on Nick for five seasons beginning in 1996, following the titular football head and his group of schoolmates, including best friend Gerald and Helga, Arnold’s bully who also harbors a longtime crush for him. The mystery of Arnold’s parents was one of the longer term threads in the series, most fully explored in the two-part episode “The Journal.” A feature film was also released in 2002.

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Nickelodeon Announces New “Are You Afraid of The Dark?” Miniseries

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Nickelodeon has announced the return of its popular 90s era series Are You Afraid of the Dark?” via press release,

“The beloved anthology series will return this October as a brand-new miniseries and follow new members of the Midnight Society as they gather around a campfire in the woods to share scary stories. The miniseries will coincide with the upcoming Are You Afraid of the Dark? theatrical movie from Paramount Pictures, Paramount Players’, and Nickelodeon Movies, in theaters October 2019.”

The original TV series debuted on Nickelodeon in 1990, delivering young viewers tales of terror in the vein of Tales From the Crypt, yet with tamer subject matter. Each episode featured a group of teenagers, dubbed the “Midnight Society,” coming together around a campfire in hopes of scaring one another.

The open-ended nature of the original series meant that there was rarely a focus on crafting an overall narrative to the series, leaving us to wonder if the miniseries will take the same route or, knowing there are a limited number of episodes, if it will craft not only episodic horror stories but also a narrative among the Midnight Society themselves. Additionally, by delivering audiences not only a movie but also a miniseries, this could be Nickelodeon attempting to see if there is enough interest to revive the series in an official capacity.

Since the announcement of the Are You Afraid of the Dark? film, fans have speculated about how the anthology format will translate into a feature film. While details about that narrative are still being kept under wraps, writer Gary Dauberman promised the film will honor the spirit of the original series.

“That show is so important to me. I didn’t want to age it down too much because for it’s time, it had some really disturbing episodes and some really dark episodes. Not every story the Midnight Society told ended with happily ever after or a person learning their lesson and it will never happen again,” Dauberman admitted to SlashFilm. “I really embraced that side of things and I think it’s been a long time. I think fear is healthy for kids. I don’t think we have to always sand down the edges of things and that’s something I really wanted to do with Are You Afraid of the Dark? I think it is scary and I think kids will be scared watching it at times, and also they’ll laugh at times. I think it’s got a great message. I think it’s got a great heart to it but it is still scary. I think that’s great. I think it’s going to open it up to a wider audience.”

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Butch Hartman Remembers Friend Stephen Hillenburg

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Friends and colleagues have been paying tribute to Spongebob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg following the news of his passing. Including Butch Hartman who worked at Nickelodeon and is the creator of the popular series The Fairly Oddparents and saw the rise of the famous yellow sponge and his friends.

Hartman shared his tribute on Twitter:

“No words. Steve Hillenburg was a friend and immensely talented creator. We grew up together at Nickelodeon. Prayers for his family and legions of fans. You will be sorely missed, Steve.”

 

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Spongebob Squarepants Creator Dead at 57

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Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the Nickelodeon cartoon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” died on Monday. He was 57.

The cause of death was ALS, which Hillenburg revealed he had been diagnosed with in March of last year.

“We are incredibly saddened by the news that Steve Hillenburg has passed away following a battle with ALS,” Nickelodeon said in a statement. “He was a beloved friend and long-time creative partner to everyone at Nickelodeon, and our hearts go out to his entire family. Steve imbued ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ with a unique sense of humor and innocence that has brought joy to generations of kids and families everywhere. His utterly original characters and the world of Bikini Bottom will long stand as a reminder of the value of optimism, friendship and the limitless power of imagination.”

Since it’s debut in 1999 Spongebob Squarepants has become the mascot of Nickelodeon and is the longest-running animated series for the kids network.

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Watch Miranda Cosgrove Reunite With “Drake & Josh” Co-Star Josh Peck

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From left to right: Drake Bell, Miranda Cosgrove, Josh Peck – Drake & Josh cast photo – Nickelodeon.

YouTuber David Dobrik just pulled off the best reunion ever! Josh Peck and Miranda Cosgrove played brother and sister on the Nickelodeon series “Drake & Josh”. They hadn’t seen each other in 4 or 5 years until now! Cosgrove now 25 surprised her former TV brother and it is the best thing ever!

“Drake & Josh” aired on Nickelodeon from 2004-2007. Miranda Cosgrove then went on to star in her own series on the network ‘iCarly’.

And yes we even get a  classic “Megan” prank throwback at the end! Which causes Josh to say his famous line “MEGAN!”

Watch the epic reunion below. The video contains language not appropriate for younger viewers. 

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Nickelodeon To Air “Stranger Things” Inspired Episode of “Henry Danger”

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Nickelodeon will air a special Halloween episode of “Henry Danger” on Monday, October 8.

Nickelodeon will be airing a special Halloween episode of its popular series “Henry Danger”. The episode is inspired by the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things” and Nickelodeon is not hiding references to the supernatural sensation in the promo for the upcoming episode of “Henry Danger”. (see below).

The cast of Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger” are seen wearing costumes that resemble “Stranger Things” characters.

The “Danger Things” Halloween special of “Henry Danger will air Monday, Oct 8 on Nickelodeon.

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Upcoming ‘Are You Afraid of The Dark?’ Movie Will Not Feature Characters From Series

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Paramount’s upcoming movie adaptation of the 90s Nickelodeon series ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ will not include any iconic characters. This according to new details about the film project. ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ was a horror anthology series that ran on Nickelodeon through the 1990s and featured regular characters such as ‘Dr. Vink, Mr. Sardo, and many others. Despite airing on a kids network the series was surprisingly able to achieve the scare factor without any over the top gruesome displays of violence.

The film’s writer Gary Dauberman explained in a recent interview with Slash Film, that the movie won’t adapt any TV episodes, and will instead tell a completely original story. Dauberman stresses in the same interview that he tried not to “age [the story] down too much,” and tried to honor the legacy of the original series by not going light on the scares. As Dauberman points out, ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ often told tales that didn’t end with the characters living happily ever after. Sometimes the monsters won, and sometimes the protagonist ended up suffering a truly cruel fate.

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Butch Hartman Explains How”Poof” Actually Saved The Fairly Oddparents

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In a new video, Butch Hartman explained how the addition of baby poof actually saved “The Fairly OddParents”. The former Nickelodeon producer/creator shares how his series was on the verge of cancelation when he was allowed to “do whatever he wanted”. The hour-long special turned out to be the highest rated for Nickelodeon in 2008.

 

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Doo-Wop Singer Behind Iconic Nickelodeon Theme Has Died

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It was a simple station identification jingle but it helped shape the kids’ network as we know it today. Eugene Pitt, a founding member of the group The Jive Five and singer of the classic Nickelodeon theme song has passed away Nickelodeon announced on Monday.

 

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Nickelodeon Officially Confirms ‘Loud House’ Spinoff ‘Los Casagrandes’

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Nickelodeon is expanding The Loud House universe with the greenlight of Los Casagrandes (working title), a spinoff of the hit animated series. The network has ordered 20 episodes of Los Casagrandes reports Deadline.

Los Casagrandes follows Lincoln Loud’s friend Ronnie Anne and her extended family, the Casagrandes, living together in the big city and exploring the endless possibilities urban life has to offer.

“Nickelodeon is proud to expand The Loud House universe by offering a new perspective on family life with Los Casagrandes,” said Chris Viscardi, Nickelodeon’s Senior Vice President of Animation Production and Development. “There’s no better time than today to tell stories about a kid growing up in a loving, multi-generational, diverse family.”

The family will continue to appear throughout The Loud House this season, and will be featured in a five-episode arc in season four. The Loud House centers on 11-year-old Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters as he gives an inside look at what it takes to survive the chaos of a huge family.

 

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